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01/25/15 5:44pm

NWS Snow
Forecast for the Alexandria, Virginia area is between 0 and 6 inches. What say you?

Via NWS, a complex weather scenario is unfolding across the mid-Atlantic later today through Tuesday. Two rounds of wintry weather may affect our region, with western portions of the area more impacted by the first round; and eastern portions potentially more impacted by the second round. The accompanying graphic (above) shows the current storm total snow forecast for both rounds combined, and the latest watches, warnings, and advisories in effect.

For a full text-based roundup, check out this link.

01/25/15 12:17pm

Winter Storm Titan - Carlyle/Eisenhower East area of Alexandria, Virginia
The National Weather Service has issued a Winter Weather Advisory for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area starting at 2:00 AM TONIGHT January 26 running through 6:00 PM January 26. These are usually issued in advancfe to warn the public of travel difficulties.

…WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT FROM 2 AM TO 6 PM
EST MONDAY…

* PRECIPITATION TYPE…SNOW…POSSIBLY HEAVY AT TIMES.

* ACCUMULATIONS…1 TO 2 INCHES.

* TIMING…SNOW WILL BEGIN LATE TONIGHT AND CONTINUE THROUGH
LATE MONDAY AFTERNOON. THE HEAVIEST SNOWFALL WILL OCCUR
BETWEEN EARLY MONDAY MORNING AND MONDAY AFTERNOON.

* TEMPERATURES…IN THE LOWER 30S.

* WINDS…NORTHEAST 10 TO 15 MPH.

* IMPACTS…ROADS WILL BE SNOW COVERED AND SLIPPERY WITH
VISIBILITIES BEING REDUCED TO NEAR ONE-QUARTER MILE AT TIMES.
THE COMBINATION OF SNOW COVERED ROADS AND LOW VISIBILITY WILL
MAKE TRAVELING DANGEROUS.

* OUTLOOK…SNOW WILL CONTINUE MONDAY NIGHT INTO TUESDAY…WITH
ADDITIONAL ACCUMULATION POSSIBLE.

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS…

A WINTER WEATHER ADVISORY FOR SNOW MEANS THAT PERIODS OF SNOW
WILL CAUSE PRIMARILY TRAVEL DIFFICULTIES. BE PREPARED FOR SNOW
COVERED ROADS AND LIMITED VISIBILITIES…AND USE CAUTION WHILE
DRIVING.

01/25/15 12:11pm

Winter Storm titan - March 3, 2014
The National Weather Service has issued a ‘Special Weather Statement’ for Alexandria, Virginia and the surrounding area for now through Tuesday, January 27. This usually means there is significant potential for more snow than originally forecasted.

…COMPLEX WINTER WEATHER COMING TO BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON REGION
TONIGHT THROUGH TUESDAY…

A COMPLEX WINTER STORM SCENARIO WILL DEVELOP TONIGHT AND CONTINUE
THROUGH TUESDAY FOR THE GREATER BALTIMORE/WASHINGTON REGION.

LOW PRESSURE WILL CROSS THE OHIO VALLEY TONIGHT…THEN REDEVELOP
OFFSHORE OF CAPE HATTERAS AS A STRONG COASTAL STORM DURING THE
DAY MONDAY. THIS WILL GIVE THE GREATER BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON
REGION TWO SEPARATE BOUTS OF WINTER WEATHER.

THE FIRST ROUND OF PRECIPITATION WILL START EARLY THIS EVENING IN
WESTERN MARYLAND…EXTREME NORTHERN VIRGINIA…AND THE EASTERN
PANHANDLE OF WEST VIRGINIA AND CONTINUE THROUGH MONDAY. IN THESE
AREAS…THE PRECIPITATION MAY START AS A PERIOD OF MIXED RAIN AND
SNOW BEFORE CHANGING OVER TO ALL SNOW BY DAYBREAK MONDAY. THE
SNOW WILL CONTINUE THROUGH THE DAY ON MONDAY…MAKING TRAVEL
DIFFICULT PARTICULARLY NORTH OF INTERSTATE 66 AND WEST OF THE BLUE
RIDGE. WINTER STORM WARNINGS HAVE BEEN POSTED FOR THIS REGION.

TONIGHT…AS THE PRECIPITATION PROGRESSES EASTWARD TOWARDS THE
INTERSTATE 95 CORRIDOR…RAIN WILL MIX WITH SNOW IN THE IMMEDIATE
BALTIMORE AND WASHINGTON DC METROPOLITAN AREAS AS IT SPREADS
EASTWARD. HOWEVER…BY DAYBREAK MONDAY…PRECIPITATION SHOULD
CHANGE OVER TO ALL SNOW ACROSS THE ENTIRE REGION WITH THE
EXCEPTION OF SOUTHERN MARYLAND. SOME MODELS SUGGEST THAT
PRECIPITATION ON MONDAY WILL STAY ALL RAIN IN AREAS SOUTH AND
EAST OF WASHINGTON DC…SO THERE REMAINS CONSIDERABLE UNCERTAINTY
FOR AREAS OF MARYLAND SOUTH OF ROUTE 50. WINTER WEATHER
ADVISORIES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE GREATER BALTIMORE AND
WASHINGTON METROPOLITAN AREAS.

FINALLY…AS THE COASTAL STORM STARTS TO RAPIDLY DEVELOP LATE MONDAY
AFTERNOON OFF THE NORTH CAROLINA COAST…A SECOND ROUND OF WINTER
WEATHER MAY FURTHER IMPACT THE REGION…THIS TIME PRIMARILY EAST
OF INTERSTATE 95. SNOW BANDS ALONG WITH GUSTY NORTHEAST WINDS UP
TO 40 MPH ARE EXPECTED TO DEVELOP AROUND THE POWERFUL STORM SYSTEM
MONDAY NIGHT AND TUESDAY AS IT MOVES NORTHEAST TOWARDS CAPE
COD. AN ADDITIONAL 5 INCHES OR MORE OF SNOW IS POSSIBLE IN THE
COUNTIES ALONG MARYLAND`S PORTION OF THE CHESAPEAKE BAY. BLOWING
SNOW IS ALSO POSSIBLE…REDUCING VISIBILITIES TO BELOW ONE-QUARTER
OF A MILE AT TIMES. WINTER STORM WATCHES HAVE BEEN ISSUED FOR THE
MARYLAND COUNTIES DIRECTLY ADJACENT TO THE CHESAPEAKE BAY.

STAY TUNED TO YOUR FAVORITE MEDIA OUTLET AND NOAA WEATHER RADIO
FOR FURTHER UPDATES ON THIS DEVELOPING WINTER STORM SYSTEM.

01/25/15 10:59am

As some of you are aware, I went to see the movie ‘American Sniper‘ yesterday. Here’s what I thought. Chris Kyle was a man of few words so this review will be short.

The movie, starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, America’s most lethal sniper, is SUPERB. Filmmaker Michael Moore wants you to think sniper’s are cowards. Chris Kyle is NO coward (I’ll explain in a moment). Seth Rogen thought the movie was similar to Nazi propaganda. He couldn’t be far wronger – the movie is just as much an anti-war movie as it is a war movie.

War is hell. As a veteran myself, I have been through some terrible moments. Chris Kyle explains more about this in a terrific interview you can see here. This movie is about a man’s personal demons and how war plays a part as he is torn between protecting his brother’s on the battlefield and his family. In time’s of war, families often suffer the most. Mr. Kyle spent four (4) tour’s in Iraq, and went back when he didn’t have to. Does that sound like a coward? The movie does a great job covering the effects war has on veterans (PTSD).

This movie is intense and will make you laugh, it will make you cry, and it will make you applaud. At the end of our showing yesterday, the audience clapped loudly (I did too) then filed out of the theater silently. Something I haven’t seen happen since ‘Saving Private Ryan‘.

Instead of giving any stars as a rating, I will simply tell you this. Run, do not walk to see this movie while it’s in theaters.

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01/25/15 9:08am

Here are the top ten posts on Alexandria, Virginia neighborhood news here on Red Brick Town in the past week. The list runs from #10 to #1. If you have neighborhood news to share, you are free to use our forums or you can send an email.

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